The Actors Guild of Nigeria president, Emeka Rollas, has stated that the two actors, Cynthia Okereke, Clemson Cornel, are still missing and not confirmed kidnapped.
The president, according to him, said no notice has been made to family members or the organisation for ransom so it has not been confirmed.
He said one of the actor’s bank accounts has been wiped out as of Friday morning.
He said, “We have not confirmed the kidnap as it were. The only thing we know is that all the money in Cynthia Okereke’s account was cleared this morning (Friday).
“We are expecting to get a kind of signal from the people holding them hostage to know whether it is a kidnapping or not.”
The Guild through actress Monalisa Chinda Coker yesterday, released a statement to disclose the terrible incident. The statement disclosed that the two actors are feared kidnapped because they didn’t return from a movie shoot.
They advised that security personnel must be in place if actors need to go to the outskirts of the town for a movie shoot.
It reads, “Two members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel aka (Agbogidi) were reportedly missing after their family members confirmed they didn’t come back from a film Location at Ozalla Town, Enugu state.
“The two members were suspected to have been kidnapped and this has increased fear amongst members about safety of Actors filming in the country.
“In view of this sad development, the National President of the Guild, Ejezie Emeka Rollas has instructed all Actors to avoid going to outskirt of cities to film except full security cover is provided to ensure their safety.
“The National President is shocked over this ugly incident and urged the security agencies to speed up investigations that would lead to their safe rescue.
“He equally appeals to all members to pray for the safe return of the thespians.”